Calendar of Events

Fall Sale

Sept. 7

Come join us for our Fall Sale in the Fellowship Hall of the Mathiston United Methodist Church in Mathiston on Hwy 15. Delicious home baked goodies and white elephant items will be featured. The sale is set for Saturday, September 7 from 8 am–noon. This event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Composting for Your Home & Garden

Sept. 12

What’s in your dirt? Does your soil need a boost or a little conditioner to make your plants flourish? Join Dr. Bill Evans, Truck Crops Experiment Station, as he shares why and how to create the best compost to build up your soil. It will be held Thursday, September 12 from 12 pm-1pm by interactive video at the Choctaw Choctaw Extension  Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Carolyn Womack benefit Sept. 14

Calvary Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit for member Carolyn Womack, who has survived an illness after being hospitalized more than two months, including three weeks in intensive care. Calvary Baptist is asking for help from sister churches, community organizations, businesses and individuals to donate items for an auction or buy a meal. The benefit will be Sept. 14 at the Sherwood Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Martin Carden at 418-3585, Clarence Boatman at 258-6743 or Sarah Harrison at 552-8180.

Snack donations needed

Deadline Sept. 15

Pre-packaged individual snacks that do not require refrigeration are being collected for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson as part of the “Adopt-A-Floor” program. Individual wrapped items such as crackers, granola, fruit bars, chips, pudding, spaghettio’s, snack cakes, fruit cups, pop-top soups or other pop-top canned items. These items can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office in the J.P. Coleman Building on 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman until September 15. If you have any questions contact April Jones between 5 – 7 p.m. at 662-285-9279 or the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778.


Sept. 15-18

Revival at Bethsaida Baptist Church in French Camp will be held Sept. 15-18 with 11 a.m. Sunday Morning service and 7 p.m. services each evening. Evangelist will be Bro. Jim Pender and the Music will be Bro. T.R. Darsey. Everyone is invited and welcomed!

Starting a Business- First Steps
 Sept. 18

Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin?  This seminar outlines the basic steps to starting a business.  This seminar will be held on Sept. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the MSU Business Incubator Building at 60 Technology Blvd., Starkville.  To register go to and click on Workshop Schedule or if you have questions call 662-325-8684.  This event is sponsored by the MSU Small Business Development Center.

QuickBooks Course

 Sept. 19-Oct. 10

Holmes Community College will host a 4 week QuickBooks course on Thursday nights from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  The class will start on Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 10.  The class with be held at the Career and Technology Center (vo-tech) at Choctaw County High School.  There is no fee to attend this course.  To register for the course, call the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778 or stop by the office at 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman.


Sept. 19-25

Powerful Holy Ghost power packed Holy Ghost Fire Burning Revival coming to Noxapater under the tent on Hwy. 15 September 19-25 at 7 pm nightly. Come expecting healings, deliverances. Tired of religion come for a life changing experience. You may call 956-279-0420 Don Wall, Missionary Evangelist.

Historical & Genealogical Society meeting

Sept. 23

Choctaw County Historical & Genealogical Society welcomes guest speaker, Connie Black, who will bring us “The History of Salem United Methodist Church” on September 23 at 12:00 Noon.  Guest welcome, for more information call:  Margie Gilmer at 285-2356.

What’s for Lunch? Back in the Routine But Out of the Rut! Sept. 26

Summer is over and everyone is settling into their routine again. But don’t settle on poor nutrition! In honor of Better Breakfast Month, and a new school year, we will look at easy and healthy options to start your day, and to pack for lunch to keep you going through that mid-afternoon crash. If you have been too busy to stop and get a better nutrition plan in place, this workshop will give you ideas to help you get started. Presenter: Mandy Conrad, Health and Wellness Educator, MSU Longest Student Health Center

It will be held Thursday, September 26 from 12 pm-1pm by interactive video at the Choctaw Extension  Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Gospel Singing

Sept. 27

Stewart Fire Dept. will host a Gospel Singing on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The groups that will be taking part in the singing are: Little River, Voices of Faith, Family Tradition and Heavenly Journey. There will be no Admission just a love offering that will be taken. Everyone is welcome to come out and join us. For more info please call 662-418-6454.

Earn your GED

Earn Your GED! Tuition is absolutely Free! Mississippi Youth CalleNGe Academy features a structured Environment, with a focus on Job Training, Social Skills and Self discipline. Critical in Today’s tough job market! Other Academic Opportunities include: High School Diploma, College Classes through a local University and Nationally certified Construction skills! We are designed to meet the needs of Today’s “at risk” youth! We accept both Male and Female Applicants, 16 to 18 years of age. For information call: 1-800-507-6253 Or visit us at our web site: Change your life today.

Annual Rives reunion Sept. 15

Annual Rives reunion will be held on September 15, 2013, 10:00 am until at Betheden Community Club. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the day.

Annual Moody Reunion September 14

Annual Moody Reunion, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Goodhope Baptist Church Fellowship hall, We will begin gathering from 10:30 until. Please bring a covered dish and enjoy the fun, food, and fellowship.

26th Annual Pastoral appreciation Sept. 15

Center Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 26th Annual Pastoral appreciation of Rev. William J. Haynes and Evangelist Ollie Haynes on Sunday, September 15, 2013. This year’s theme is I Timothy 5:17 “ A Labourer of the Word and Doctrine”. Breaking the bread of life will be Rev. James A. Moore, Pastor of Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church, Mathiston, MS.